Lighting Fixtures……. Many, perceive them as a static piece of hardware with the pure intent of generating light. Most of us are so accustomed to conventional lighting fixtures that we don’t often stop to think about the repercussions of using halogen, fluorescent or incandescent bulbs.
When it comes to the safety of our children, finding the best and safest option for practically everything in our home is a necessity. According to recent studies, it turns out that the most common forms of traditional lighting, halogen, incandescent and fluorescent bulbs present several safety risks to young children. Recent studies show that LED Lighting greatly reduces those risks. Discovered benefits of LED lighting have already led to improvements of school safety where LED Light Fixtures show a reduction of eyestrain and other difficulties associated with traditional lighting.
Thermal Effect… A great example would be Halogen bulbs, typically found under kitchen cabinets. Such bulbs can reach dangerously high temperatures and are easily reachable by children. In contrary, LED lights remain relatively cool, eliminating any burn threat.
Mercury Exposure…. We are all aware that mercury possesses a great risk, should we ever become exposed to it. What most of us are not aware of, is that mercury is found in every other type of lighting fixture besides LED. Fluorescent lighting contains combinations of mercury and inert gases when the current runs through the tube. Depending on the type of exposure, mercury can enter the body through the lungs or skin. In the event of a shattered fluorescent tube, anyone is prone to mercury contamination; making fluorescent tubes a safety hazard in school facilities. Another hazard of mercury is its production of UV light. UV radiation can cause damage to plastics as well as tissues in our eyes and skin. Too long of exposure to UV radiation can cause cataract formation and can also contribute to macular degeneration—the number one cause of blindness. Most LED fixtures are made without hazardous materials, and all of Elemental LED’s products come with a RoHS – Restriction of Hazardous Materials certificate, which states that no toxic materials were used to make the product.
It is inarguable that replacing traditional light fixtures with artistic LED centerpieces, should not be a choice, it is something we all must do without hesitation. Whether it is in your home or office, LED Lighting is the safer choice for you and your family. Such choice could be life changing.